There are several different types of crystals that are popular, each with its own set of healing benefits for the mind and body. Crystals are excellent for promoting the flow of good energy to the body and mind. We will cover some of the crystals meaning, their associated powers and effects, as well as why even a crystal image versus a physical stone can help set the mood and address problems within an appropriate environment.
Since the beginning of time, people have been attracted to crystals for funerary rituals, divination practices, healing rituals, spiritual advancement, and also decoration. Each crystal has a different purpose, so selecting the right one, depends specifically on what you are looking for. Some crystals can be used to heal the body, others to touch intuition during meditation, while others are used in technology. Whether physical or utilizing a crystal image to reflect the mood, environment or vibe of a specific moment – this is another natural tool in the holistic approach to healing and enhancing one’s frame of perspective.
Here are the 5 of the most popular crystals:
Quartz: Strength and clarity for intellect, helping with concentration and memory retention by filtering out distractions. This crystal focuses on inner negativity and stimulates positive thoughts and feelings instead. With a better perception of the world, Quartz increases awareness and clarity of thought and provides energy, perseverance, and patience, along with developed enrichment for a better life, more laughter, and love. This is the perfect stone to give you the clarity of thought, harmony, and balance you desire.
Amethyst: Known for metaphysical abilities to calm the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state. It is also called the “couple’s stone” and gives meaning to relationships that, over time, transcend carnal union and give way to a deeper connection and deeper communion.
Amethyst is also one of the best crystals for meditation. It acts as a barrier against lower energy, psychic attacks, stress, and harmful or toxic environments. It is a calming crystal and is used to get rid of impatience, as it calms the mind, and helps one to meditate more effectively.
Carnelian: Extremely beneficial when working with the sacred chakra, and can increase vitality and self-esteem. A translucent and glassy stone, carnelian found in a varieties of orange color, from red to orange, and originates from Brazil and India. Carnelian is believed to attract prosperity, new resources, and good luck. Excellent in combating worries, anxiety, and anguish.
Citrino: This crystal has a huge capacity to change negative energy into positive, that is, in being a protective stone. It is also a powerful brain stimulator, in that it opens the upper mind to accept joy in life, releases anger and negative feelings, ameliorates deep fears, and rids one of destructive tendencies. Citrino is also considered an excellent crystal to overcome depression.
Rose Quartz: Stimulates feelings of love, affection, forgiveness, friendship, and compassion. The most important crystal of the heart, and the heart’s chakra. This calming and soothing crystal helps to balance the heart for healthy relationships, and to give or receive the energy of love. Women have used rose quartz as a common meditation stone, as it helps in efforts to understand and promote loving relationships and to bring gentle energy into everyday life.
Now you should also know that there are quite a few different ways to clean physical stones – and it’s recommended to pick a method that works best for you by doing any of the following:
- Bury them in the dirt for a week. Returning your crystals and stones to the earth allows them to cleanse and recharge with the vibration of the earth.
- Wash them in saltwater: Salt purifies and absorbs negative energy. (Note: Some crystals disintegrate when wet. Common stones that can’t get wet include amber, turquoise, red coral, fire opal, moonstone, calcite, kyanite, kunzite, angelite, azurite, selenite. A good rule of thumb: Many stones that end in “ite” are not water-friendly).
- Leave the crystals out in the moonlight for three days prior and three days after the full moon (or for at least 24 hours). Lunar energy helps cleanse and charge the stones, and the moon’s light is brightest and energetically strongest during the full moon.
- Wipe them with a soft cloth and isopropyl alcohol to remove fingerprints and to sanitize.
- Burn sage and run the stone through the smoke because it is purifying.
Types of imagery and stock photography, based crystal images you can find above:
- Stock Pictures / Pics
- Royalty-free Vectors
- Illustrations / Cartoons
- Wallpapers / Backgrounds
- Abstract Patterns
- Isolated / Green Screens